Research Assistant in Youth Mental Health
Work type: Fixed Term
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health
Salary: $73,669 - $99,964 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 9.5% super
Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.
At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.
The Company has three Members: Colonial Foundation, The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.
The University of Melbourne has an agreement with Orygen for designated employees to be made available to undertake activities for Orygen, and this arrangement will apply to you. University employees working at Orygen are required at all times to continue to adhere to University policies, procedures, regulations and statutes, as well as to Orygen policies and procedures (including Orygen’s delegations of authority framework which can be found at http://staff.orygen.org.au/), but the University’s policies and procedures shall prevail in the event of any inconsistency. For the period of participating in activities at Orygen, you will be subject to the reasonable control and direction of Orygen. You consent to the University disclosing to Orygen your personal employment information solely for the purposes of facilitating your secondment to Orygen, and that such disclosure will not be a breach of any of your privacy rights.
An experienced Research Assistant is required to work on an NHMRC funded clinical trial (‘ENACT’) in young people being treated for a first episode of psychosis at Orygen’s Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC). The aim of the ENACT trial is to investigate a nutraceutical supplement, called N-acetylcysteine (NAC), for treating symptoms of early psychosis when added to treatment as usual. The study further aims to explore the mechanisms of action of NAC in this population, investigating biological markers from blood and neuroimaging. Participants will be young people (aged 15 to 25 years) attending clinical services at EPPIC sites located in Parkville, Sunshine and Melton.
The Research Assistant will be required to display self-initiative and work productively within the research and clinical teams using established protocols. The Research Assistant will also be required to keep meticulous records and maintain data, assisting with data entry and verification.
The Research Assistant will report to, and work under the direction of the Trial Coordinator and Principal Investigator.
To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.
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Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Applications close: 13 Dec 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time